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by ArjunPandit
17 Jul 2019 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1871
Views: 96177

Re: A look back at the partition

After fall of Ottoman Calipahte the Indian Muslims suddenly realized there Turkic origins and started wearing red fez with black tassels. The Nizam of Hyderabad fancied himself to be the successor to Turkish Caliphate The infamous Moplah riots of 1921 in British Malabar (i.e today's central KL dist...
by ArjunPandit
17 Jul 2019 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^ashokk, this is an interesting post, looking back in time, I used to scorn at these S joints, welding in our initial engineering sems, I was not alone.
Wish I was aware of BRF and ulanbator then.
by ArjunPandit
17 Jul 2019 04:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2560
Views: 476898

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Ramana guru, this most be welcomed, but I'm sure you know better that these snakes need to be defanged Rather than tamed. That's happening thru, the j&k bank takeover and Nia raids, ... Perhaps Getting electronic payment mandatory would help
by ArjunPandit
16 Jul 2019 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 882
Views: 80340

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Here is a simple template: VHP -> Take care of Hindu religious institutes. Including the legal, social, intellectual, physical framework across the globe. Help others where they cannot reach - like create Indic institutions for organic farming, cattle sheds etc. BD -> Shield of Indic forces. Some p...
by ArjunPandit
16 Jul 2019 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 882
Views: 80340

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.dailypioneer.com/2019/columnists/milking-the-armed-forces.html There has been a dramatic shift in the BJP’s stance towards our forces post its electoral victory. After using them during campaigns, it hardly has them in the heart, mind or Budget It is no secret that the Bharatiya Janata P...
by ArjunPandit
16 Jul 2019 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^hats off to these guys..once all this is done hope some guys interview them and make these guys national herrows who did the right thing even when the president of nation was there..
by ArjunPandit
16 Jul 2019 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 882
Views: 80340

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Look where the battle moved. to the courts. I saw some model of BIF which had NGOs, courts, opposition parties and madarsas in it. Let's take a stape back and where the battle is played now. Give these guys some more time and we will see the results. The rot runs deeper and it wont be removed overn...
by ArjunPandit
16 Jul 2019 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2560
Views: 476898

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/jammu-and-kashmir-reservation-amendment-bill-2019 The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Amit Shah on June 24, 2019. The Bill amends the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 and ...
by ArjunPandit
16 Jul 2019 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1363
Views: 335694

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IAF is going from Point Air Defense to Layered Air Defense. Earlier, the best missile based AD that IAF had were SA-3 Missile Squadrons. With a range of about 25 km, these were point AD weapons. And since we did not have sufficient density of these missiles squadrons, we deployed them to cover only...
by ArjunPandit
16 Jul 2019 15:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 882
Views: 80340

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Do guys over here go through this link, it has interesting stats on loksabha and details
https://www.prsindia.org/sessiontrack

..i dont get the dope of media news these days..so have to go through this in nights while SHQ thinks i'm getting perverted..
by ArjunPandit
16 Jul 2019 15:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 882
Views: 80340

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

disha The forum is in eternal whine mode with pet peeves. I knew about the NIA bill changes. I knew about it few days back but was pressed to post it..i think we are here taking for granted someone else will do it...this thread moves too fast for me to keep track if it has been already posted or no...
by ArjunPandit
16 Jul 2019 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 882
Views: 80340

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Will the church backed Goan BJP ministers ever support Ayodhya like how Parrikar stood by. Who wants their backing for Ayodhya? That is a misnomer. However LS cleared the following Bill: https://www.livemint.com/politics/policy/lok-sabha-passes-bill-to-give-nia-more-teeth-1563199301967.html And giv...
by ArjunPandit
16 Jul 2019 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 818
Views: 80662

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

darshan wrote:Hinduphobia in Canadian Universities – are some promoting Hindu Holocaust?
https://www.pgurus.com/hinduphobia-in-c ... holocaust/

canada is UK 2.0. They still havent gotten the message after Turdeau's diplomatic disaster
by ArjunPandit
15 Jul 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

What is the battery discussed here? The news reports seem as garbled as usual. battery, leak, charge, hydrogen, H2-LOX engine, all mixed. Sounds like a leak at some fitting. Agni 5 had some battery issues many years back..that delayed its testing. Just curious if there could be some connection remo...
by ArjunPandit
15 Jul 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^^^ When did we ever use American launch systems that US felt a need to sabotage our cryogenic engine building efforts? If ever there was a need to do so, it should have been from French/European space agency whose services we use to launch our satellites. please read chetakji's commentary before ...
by ArjunPandit
15 Jul 2019 20:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 882
Views: 80340

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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Surprised that the Afghanistan "peace" process has not been discussed here..Not sure if this is only for Indian politics...
by ArjunPandit
15 Jul 2019 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139582

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Sooner or later this was bound to happen..India has neither been putting money to the table (lets say enough money to the right set of people) or not bringing in muscle. India needs to complete Chabahar and work towards placing some military presence to protect its interests. If India can't protect ...
by ArjunPandit
15 Jul 2019 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 342
Views: 78633

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

FWIW, http://idrw.org/brain-child-of-rawat-kalyani-truck-mounted-ulh-is-ready-for-trials/ 1. ULH is will be handed over to army for trials "soon" (how soon is missing) 2. Kalyani Group in last Defence Expo 2018 had showcased a Light Truck-mounted Advance Hybrid recoil version of the ULH 15...
by ArjunPandit
15 Jul 2019 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

to all respected posters, may i request the CTs not to be posted on this threat. While we dont want to be ostrich, dont fan fire. The good thing is our controls are robust to detect this thing. WIth the kind of budgets ISRO has got, it's better to be late than fail. Pessimism carreerists would have ...
by ArjunPandit
12 Jul 2019 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1033
Views: 135573

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

If IAF is thinking of 30-35 sqdn force then the us style thinking is fine..but given that we dont have really far from india requirements mostly from our bases from India, it would make sense to have a large light fighter force as well. the force had around good no. of mig 21s-23 27s along with mira...
by ArjunPandit
11 Jul 2019 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

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Admin Note: This thread is to track the mission. So it remains clean of quasi-politico/social opinions. kakarat, please use reporting function for reporting anything that does not conform
by ArjunPandit
11 Jul 2019 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2560
Views: 476898

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

not sure why we have entertained these 1000 people leaders for so long. They should have been denied entry after any of their trips to pakistan. Some strong fist is long over due.
by ArjunPandit
11 Jul 2019 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^Amber sir, are lander and rovers irradiated?
by ArjunPandit
11 Jul 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2929
Views: 610523

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

:!: Hmmm what about our IL78 which the IAF operates and practices with in all excercises?. Why suddenly only Airbus Boing tanker suddenly in wartime? WIki tells we have 7 only. OT Anyone knows how did pakis managed to get 4 IL 78 after 2009 CSF? Did India not protest against it to Russia? PS: Ukrai...
by ArjunPandit
11 Jul 2019 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2929
Views: 610523

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Vivek K speaks from wisdom. Can't count on any one during war. the question is, we dont hear much from IAF about this. They may be talking to govt discretely. But this govt has been in for 5+ years, with limited defence budget and hostile environemnt what are our plans/planes? Need to get tanker co...
by ArjunPandit
10 Jul 2019 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2929
Views: 610523

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

might be a very stupid question, what are the chances of getting a tanker during conflict period from say France or USA in a refueling Tanker as a service? I see that more likely in a war with China as compared to pakistan. Pardon if it is a very stupid question. As usual we will be paying an arm an...
by ArjunPandit
09 Jul 2019 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 342
Views: 78633

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

sudeepj wrote:
Prasad wrote:Where is this requirement coming from all of a sudden? I wonder if they evinced interest in such ammunition earlier? I remember there was talk of Krasnopol rounds but dont think IA even tried those.


Krasno carp was bought after kargil. Didn't work in kashmir.

wasnt it used during Surgical strike?
by ArjunPandit
09 Jul 2019 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3843
Views: 546911

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^rohit would this approach be more like a Sundarji style "Dash to Indus"?
by ArjunPandit
09 Jul 2019 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://www.hindustantimes.com/lucknow/iit-kanpur-scientists-developed-software-for-chandrayan-2/story-BVBg1gyGZAw6x9r4zxRzFL.html Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-K) have developed a motion planning and generation software for Chandrayan-2, which will help the rover in its move...
by ArjunPandit
08 Jul 2019 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://www.newsnation.in/science-news/indias-chandrayaan-2-vs-chinas-change-4-detailed-comparison-between-two-lunar-missions-article-229608.html Was comparing the mission objectives of the Chandrayan 2 v/s chinese lunar landers..came across the above link. It has few points worth highlighting agai...
by ArjunPandit
05 Jul 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4925
Views: 688855

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/iaf-carries-out-major-readiness-exercise-along-pakistan-border-119031500245_1.html A couple of days ago, two PAF fighter jets flew at supersonic speeds over Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir around 10 kilometres from the Line of Control in the Poonch sector...
by ArjunPandit
05 Jul 2019 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 853616

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

did something meaningful come out from the Rafale offsets? given that we havent heard and half of 2019 is past..which is what it was hitting for ..would it be safe to assume it nothing came out of it? Googleeshwara doesn't give much...
by ArjunPandit
05 Jul 2019 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 602
Views: 59429

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Kissinger had a statment: being the enemy of US is dangerous, being a friend is lethal. Look what happened to UK and US.
by ArjunPandit
05 Jul 2019 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US - China Trade War : Where is India ?
Replies: 43
Views: 4289

Re: US - China Trade War : Where is India ?

APji thanks for wonderful post and analysis. Straight line distance between Gwadar port and the Indian border is as little as 700km. That puts it within range of Shaurya, Nibhay, SCALP (which we've bought with the Rafale)... The Karakoram Highway, which is supposed to be Gwadar's lifeline in time of...
by ArjunPandit
05 Jul 2019 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2560
Views: 476898

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Amarnath yatra is ~50Km.
This year there ~40K security personnel
https://www.livemint.com/politics/news/ ... 54273.html

Sums up the situation
by ArjunPandit
05 Jul 2019 15:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2560
Views: 476898

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kas ... urriyat-m/

Seems like a lot of ego burn with this act. But thankfully govt is proactively responding to the threat of VBIEDs..
by ArjunPandit
05 Jul 2019 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2929
Views: 610523

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Coverage on this massive exercise was very limited. Indian Air Force plans major drills in J&K involving large contingent of fighters, warns Pakistan against any misadventure https://m.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/indian-air-force-plans-major-drills-in-j-and-k-involving-large-conti...
by ArjunPandit
05 Jul 2019 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^kakarat sir..requested mods to delete the post...after the BS had gone one the value add mod....but thanks for the reminder anyways...have a question..can someone see the Chandrayaan 1 through telescope?
by ArjunPandit
05 Jul 2019 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://www.isro.gov.in/chandrayaan2-spacecraft#spacecraft-pg Orbiter Weight 2,379 kg Electric Power Generation Capability 1,000 W "At the time of launch, the Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter will be capable of communicating with I ndian Deep Space Network (IDSN) at Byalalu as well as the Vikram Lander. T...
by ArjunPandit
05 Jul 2019 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 240
Views: 24014

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Snippettes from ISRO Pages: https://www.isro.gov.in/gslv-mk-iii-chandrayaan-2-mission Chandrayaan-2 will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota on-board GSLV Mk-III on 15th July 2019. It will be injected into an earth parking 170 x40400 km orbit. A series of maneuvers will be car...

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